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Old 12-05-2006, 07:18 PM   #1
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Default PC as a TIVO

I know I asked this before, but I want to make a PC into a HD Satilite recorder. I read the article, but I'm still wondering. Becuase I saw a few mother boards with optical audio in\out plugs and high def video cards blah blahhh blahhhh

So do I need a high def videocard to play back stuff I recorded ..... ect ect.....

Could sombody who knows this stuff, or have read the articles on how to build one, build me a computer... that will DO THIS JOB

I was thinking like a sempron or somthing similar.... maybe even an older athlon 64. 512 or 1 gb of ram?... see I'm not sure how much I'd need.

Could you please point me in the right direction.

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Default Re: PC as a TIVO

I'd get something like a 2 GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM.

Athlon 64 3400+ $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103023

Gigabyte Socket 939 Mobo $66
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128268

512 MB PC3200 RAM $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145477

250GB SATA HD $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

GeForce 6600 $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133154

TV Tuner $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116606

Any cheap CD/DVD combo drive -$15

Any cheap case/PSU combo - $50

With software, it should total out at around $500. Obviously, you can get cheaper parts for pretty much any of the above.
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Default Re: PC as a TIVO

i already have windows media edition 05 and other programs needed for the job. + i have case and psu and a CD drive, so i'm all set
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Default Re: PC as a TIVO

will this enable me to record in HD? ( the TV Tuner )
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no that tv tuner is not HD
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this one is

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815100140
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